Welcome to our new mini series 'Makeup Mondays.' We hope to provide helpful information for any lady and her makeup bag. Brandi and I always get small tutorials from Ginny and helpful hints and secrets and we thought it was about time we started sharing the wealth.
Today, Ginny is schooling us in how to achieve a clean, day look for 'open eyes.' I have almond shaped eyes and I know I'm probably doing a lot of things wrong with my makeup because sometimes they just look like two little slits on my face. Melodramatic? Perhaps. If you ever feel like that or just want to toy with a new look, follow the steps below.
(btw, we will be filming these tutorials from now on... I was just being a bit of a space cadet and grabbed the wrong camera that day)
Step 1: Apply eyeshadow primer on whole top lid. It conceals redness, veins, and will allow the eyeshadow's truest color to show. We used MAC Soft Ochre
Step 2: Apply a nude eyeshadow to whole top lid. We used MAC Brule
Step 3: Taking a taupe eyeshadow and a crease brush, apply the eyeshadow along the path of the top of your eye socket in a round motion (my eyes are almond so we want to accentuate roundness* as much as possible). We used MAC Omega
*From here on out, every mark that we will be making with a brush with be 'round' with the most weight in the middle.
SEE. Once again, we will be doing videos from here on out, but we hope these photos will get you through this first time.
Step 4: Apply a medium thick amount of eyeliner. Remember, apply heavy and thicker in the middle and taper off to thin at both corners of the eye. This reinforces the round look. Then along your bottom lash line, apply gray eyeliner (black if you want a more dramatic or night look).
Once both liners are applied, go back over them with a matching eyeshadow with an eyeliner brush to 'set' liner. This will not only help the liner to last longer, but will also make the colors richer.
If you are new to eyeliner or just not good with it, Qtips will be your BFF at this point.
Finish off the look with an eyelash curler and mascara!
This is me attempting to laugh with my eyes open... I think I just got a bad deal when it comes to my laughing face. ha.
If you are going to spend the time on your makeup, please do the same for your hair. It makes all the difference.
Are there any makeup tips+tricks you are having trouble with? Ginny Lee will be back every week!